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Re: Remove trailing (back)slash?

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Remove trailing (back)slash?
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:02:19 -0500

On Wed, 2011-11-23 at 15:45 -0600, Edgar wrote:
> Paul Smith wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-11-23 at 14:41 -0600, Edgar wrote:
> >   
> >> Anyone have any idea how to remove a trailing (back) slash from a 
> >> directory?
> >>     
> >
> > $(patsubst %\,%,$(VARIABLE))
> >
> > will do it.
> >
> >   
> Awesome Paul, thanks. I didn't realize you could use % in patsubst.

Sure, that's what the "pat" in "patsubst" stands for: "pattern".

> Are you sure that would match everything up to the slash though, including 
> base directories and other slashes that might be there? I thought % only 
> matched the non-directory part of a file.

Yes I'm sure.  You can check the documentation:

        Here PATTERN may contain a `%' which acts as a wildcard,
        matching any number of any characters within a word.

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